2018 Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent – Compare before you Buy

Honda Cars India on Wednesday launched the much-awaited 2018 version of its all new Honda Amaze. The new 2018 Honda Amaze is up for a generation leap which is expected to lend it a new lease of life. The New Honda Amaze competes with the  likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Volkswagaen Ameo and Ford Aspire.  To make your choice easier we are here for the comparison of the new Amaze and Hyundai Xcent sedans. We are comparing these two sub four meter compact sedans on the basis of their prices, engine specifications, mileage, features, safety and service cost.

New Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent Price Comparison

The 2nd-Gen all new Honda Amaze starts its range with the base variant E trim(petrol) which is going to retail at a price of Rs 5.6 lakhs. The top of the line trim VX ( Diesel) is going to cost Rs 9 lakhs.

Hyundai Xcent starts at a price of 5.5 lakhs for its base variant E trim (petrol ) and goes upto 8.6 lakhs for its top of the line trim SX option (diesel) .

New Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent Engine Spec Comparison

The new Honda Amaze gets a 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine which makes 110Nm peak torque and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine with a torque figure of 200Nm which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine now gets the option of a CVT automatic, just like the petrol did on the previous-gen model. However the performance in the diesel CVT combo is cut down to 80hp and 160Nm of torque.

Hyundai Xcent is powered by a 1.2 kappa petrol engine which makes 113.75nm of torque and 81.86hp . The diesel variant gets a 3 cylinder 1.2 -litre engine which makes about 74 hp and 190.24nm of peak torque , however unlike the new Honda Amaze automatic transmission is only in offer for the petrol variant.

2018 Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent Mileage Comparison

Talking in terms of mileage the all new Honda Amaze claims 19.5kmpl for the petrol-manual, 19.0kpl for the petrol-automatic, 27.8kpl for the diesel-manual and 23.8 Kmpl for the Diesel-automatic.

Hyundai Xcent claims 20.14 kmpl for the Petrol-Manual, 17.36 kmpl for the petrol automatic and 25.4 kmpl for the diesel manual.

Honda Amaze 2018 vs Hyundai Xcent Feature Comparison

The top-spec VX trim in the new Honda Amaze gets equipment such as a 7.0-inch infotainment system with capacitive touchscreen, GPS with turn-by-turn navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a reverse camera, steering-mounted voice controls and cruise control. The mid-spec S and V trims is packed with LED daytime-running lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, keyless go with push-button start, automatic climate control and a rear defogger.

Hyundai Xcent also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which also serves as a display for the reverse camera on the top-spec SX and SX (O) variants (the mid-spec S and the new E+ variant get the 2DIN audio system instead) the system also supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The other little addition comes in form of the voice command button on the steering wheel. feel-good features that include keyless entry and go, a chilled glovebox, and electrically folding mirrors. 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps ,automatic climate control and a rear defogger and also in offer.

New Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent Safety Features

The all new Amaze goes that extra mile to bring a new upgrade to safety features. it gets dual airbag ,Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD ,Impact Sensing Door Unlock ,ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage standard across all variant .

The Xcent also offers a host of safety features including dual airbags as standard in all variant ,Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD comes in SX and SX(O) variants . Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock is also in offer in the top three variants .

Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Xcent Maintenance and Service cost

Approximate Service Cost for Honda Amaze in 5 years is Rs. 50,508 for diesel variant and Rs.30,267 for petrol . It gets 3 free service, first service at 1000 km, second at 10000km , third at 20000km from then on there will be a service interval for every 10,000 km or every 6 months. Paid service will cost a average of 4.5k to 5.5k rupees .

The estimated maintenance cost of Hyundai Xcent for 5 years is Rs. 18,265 for diesel variant and Rs. 12,799 for petrol .It gets 3 free service, first service at 1500 km, second at 10000km , third at 20000km from then on you will have a service interval in every 10,000 km or every 6 months . Paid service will cost a average of 3k to 4k rupees .

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Author: Abdul Ahad Siddique

Staff Writer

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